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Fashion's gone to the dark side -- Star Wars is the new black. Yes, you heard right. The classic space odyssey obsessed over by geeks everywhere is in fashion. Last week in New York, Rodarte's Mulleavy sisters embraced their inner nerds and decorated drapey gowns (left) from their Fall/Winter 2014 collection with characters from the epic franchise like Yoda, Luke Skywalker, R2D2 and C-3PO. Meanwhile, yesterday in London, Preen's Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi showed floaty dresses and blouses screened with images of Darth Vader's helmeted head (right). It was weird, but fashion loves a gimmick -- see logo parodies and Disney characters. Next fall, may the force be with you.